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U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ISSUES PUBLICATIONS ON VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

February 29th, 2012 Patricia Schaeffer

The EEOC issued two revised publications addressing veterans with disabilities and the Americans With Disabilities Act. (ADA).  The publications are:  The “Guide for Employers” that explains how protections for veterans with service-connected disabilities differ under the ADA and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and how employers can prevent disability-based discrimination and provide reasonable accommodations.   The second publication is the “Guide for Wounded Veterans” that answers questions that veterans with service-related disablities may have about the protections they are entitled to when they seek to return to their former jobs or look for civilian jobs.  The publication also explains the kinds of accommodations that may be necessary to help veterans with disabilities obtain and successfully maintain employment.

For more information and a link to the publications:  “EEOC Issues Revised Publications on Employment of Veterans With Disabilities,” 2/28/12.

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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